JHU Press editor and authors to discuss regional
When the annual Baltimore Book Festival opens on Mt.
Vernon Place on Friday, Sept. 19, the Creativity Cafe will
host a 6-7 p.m. discussion on "The Importance of Regional
Publishing" by JHU
Press editor Bob Brugger and authors Tom Horton, Bryan
MacKay, Michael Olesker, Gil Sandler, Anthea Smith and Bert
Smith. The festival continues through Sunday, Sept. 21.
Wirth-Nesher to give Jewish Studies Program
Hana Wirth-Nesher, the Samuel L. and Perry Haber Chair
on the Study of the Jewish Experience in the United States
at Tel Aviv University, will talk this week on "Pronouncing
Love in Yiddish Letters."
The lecture, sponsored by the
Leonard and Helen R.
Stulman Jewish Studies Program at the Krieger School of
Arts and Sciences, celebrates the newly dedicated Zelda and
Myer Tandetnik Professorship in Yiddish Language,
Literature and Culture. A reception follows, with dietary
The event takes place at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept.
17, in Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center for Physics
and Astronomy, Homewood campus. For more information, call
Registration set for fall classes at new Baltimore Free
Registration for adult education courses offered by
the newly revived
University at Johns Hopkins will be held from 10 a.m.
to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, and Sunday, Sept. 28, in
Levering Hall's Sherwood Room on the Homewood campus.
The first incarnation of Baltimore Free University
existed from 1968 to 1984. The university decided to bring
back the program in response to growing demand from the
community. Like its predecessor, it features a wide array
of personal enrichment, social issues and practical courses
for a nominal registration fee of $10 for two courses. Play
writing, photojournalism, health and human rights, ballroom
dancing, public speaking and debt management are among the
courses being offered during the fall semester, which
begins Oct. 6. For more information about the program, go
www.jhu.edu/~gazette/2003/21jul03/21free.html or call
Nominations sought for 2003 M.L.K. Jr. Service
Nominations are now being accepted for the 11th annual
Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Community Service. This
award recognizes outstanding commitment to volunteer
community service by faculty, staff, graduate students and
retirees of the university and staff, employees and
retirees of the hospital.
Winners will be honored at the Martin Luther King Jr.
Commemoration Celebration in mid-January 2004. This event,
now in its 22nd year, features nationally known keynote
speakers whose work honors and supports King's memory.
For nomination forms and more information about the
awards, go to:
www.jhu.edu/~outreach/mlk or contact Matt Smith at
Peabody's Stephen Kates to be remembered Sunday in
Friends and colleagues will reminisce and perform in
memory of longtime Peabody faculty member Stephen Kates at
a free concert to be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21, in
Anticipated guests include Peabody alumni Carter Brey,
David Hardy, Zuill Bailey and David Teie, as well as
members of the cello faculty and students.
A student of Piatigorsky's and Silver Medal winner in
the 1966 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Kates taught at
Peabody for 20 years. He died in January at age 59.
Memorial planned this week for eminent historian John
A memorial service will be held this week for John
Higham, an eminent historian of American culture and of the
interplay of ethnic and national identity in the United
A 1941 graduate of JHU, Higham returned to Homewood 30
years later to be the John Martin Vincent Professor of
History. He retired as professor emeritus in 1989. At the
time of his death in August, at age 82, he had just
finished an innovative essay on immigration, race and
Higham will be remembered at a service to be held from
4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Johns Hopkins
Committee on Status of Women nominations due
The JHU Committee on the Status of Women has extended
until Monday, Oct. 6, its solicitation for nominations for
The committee acts as an advocate for the entire
community of women--faculty, staff and students--at Johns
Hopkins and advises the provost on issues related to women,
gender and diversity.
Self-nominations as well as those by others are
encouraged; all should include a short biography and a
statement of why the nominee should be appointed.
Applications should be addressed to University
Committee on the Status of Women and submitted to Ray
Gillian, Office of Equal
Opportunity and Affirmative Action Programs, 130
Garland, Homewood campus. Questions or comments my be
directed to Ray Gillian at 410-516-8075.
Friends of JHU Libraries celebrates book
The Friends of the Johns Hopkins University Libraries
will celebrate book collecting on Wednesday, Sept. 17, when
Robert A. Wilson, owner of the legendary Phoenix Book Shop
in New York, speaks at the Evergreen Carriage House.
Wilson, a Baltimore native and 1943 JHU alumnus, owned
the shop--a premier destination for book lovers and
collectors--from 1962 to 1988. The author of Modern Book
Collecting and Seeing Shelley Plain: Memories of New
York's Legendary Phoenix Book Shop, Wilson will talk
about his long friendships with some of the 20th century's
literary giants, including Marianne Moore and W.H. Auden,
as well as famous Beat Generation poets such as Allen
A 5 p.m. wine and cheese reception will precede the 6
p.m discussion. R.S.V.P. to 410-516-7943 or
Digital asset management system to be
For the past several months, 13 departments across the
Johns Hopkins enterprise have been working on developing a
university database for the storage and sharing of images,
documents and other electronic assets, using a product
There will be a demonstration of this digital asset
management system from 3 to 4 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 16, at
Eastern High School, room B102.
For more information, call 410-516-7922 or go to
In a Sept. 8 story about the Milton
S. Eisenhower Symposium, the names of the co-chairs
were transposed under their photograph.
From the left were Feroze Sidhwa, Payal Patel and
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